Faculty Advisor, The Navigator (College Newspaper)
Master of Arts, Journalism, The University of Georgia, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism/History,The University of Georgia, 1999
MCOM 210. Mass Media Survey
MCOM 220. Writing for Newspapers and Magazines
MCOM 301. Copyediting
MCOM 302. Magazine Workshop
MCOM 307. Investigative Reporting
MCOM 320. Writing for Broadcast Media
The Navigator student newspaper adviser; mass communications alumni liaison; Georgia College Press Association liaison; U.S. Peace Corps recruiter
Served as editor of Lake Oconee Living, an award-winning regional magazine based in Madison, Ga., for six years prior to joining the Piedmont College faculty in 2011. During that time, she also worked as a staff writer for her company’s sister newspaper, The Morgan County Citizen.
While completing her master’s degree in journalism at UGA, she worked as a research assistant in the James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Communication Research. She designed and managed a two-year project funded by the Hewlett Foundation to assess the impact of mid-career training programs on journalists across the country.
Prior to her jump into journalism, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia, an experience that continues to inform her life’s journey. As an English teacher and community development volunteer in a small town called Uliastai, she trained and supervised seven foreign language teachers and taught beginner and advanced English language classes in a public school (K-12). In addition to developing lesson plans for grades 6-12, she established a high school journalism club and published the school’s first newsletter.
Throughout her career, she has published stories in a variety of local newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. She also has technical writing experience, and her first job out of college was in the field of public relations. She worked in the press office of U.S. Senator Max Cleland in Washington, D.C.